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THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S
■ circulation now exceeds that
of any other morning newspaper
in the Twin OUes except only
the Minneapolis Tribune.
THE St. Paul Sunday Globe Is
■ now acknowledged to be the
best Sunday paper in the North
west and has the largest circula
ADVERTISERS get 100 per
*■ cent more in results for the
money they spend on advertising
in The Globe than from any other
THE Globe circulation Is ex
■ elusive, because it is the only
Democratic Newspaper of gen
era! circulation in the Northwest.
A DVERTISERS in The Globe
*■ reach this great and dally in
creasing constituency, and It
cannot be reached in any other
THE GLOBE GIVES THEM.
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 1904.
He is a poor sort of Democrat who
cannot stand with both feet planted
squarely on the platform adopted by
the St. Louis convention. It deals with
all the great issues of the day and
treats them candidly, comprehensively
and without juggling. It is a. splendid
statement of the Democratic faith, ami
it vvi 11 appear "with tremendous force to
the plain people of this country who
have not drifted away from the ideals
tind principles of the fathers.
Of the wide range of subjects upon
which the attitude of Democracy is
here defined, there are five or six of
transcendent interest, and upon these
l>ublic attention will fix itself instantly.
"We could desire no happier treatment
of these than that which the conven
tion unanimously approved. For it is
one of the great merits of this docu
ment that it has the sanction of the
united Democratic body. There was
no minority report, no dissension, no
contest between factions such as the
enemy had hoped and desired. There
is no Democrat in the land who may
r.ot point to this platform proudly and
call it his own.
Democracy as thus defined stands
for equality before the law; for equal
ity of right and of opportunity. By
that great test it tries tTie relations of
labor and capital and finds the adjust
ment easy. The right or every man to
engage in lawful labor as he pleases,
the right of capital to seek lawful em
ployment, the supremacy of the law
over both—this is the first word and
Democracy finds the immediate prac
tical needs of national administration
to be economy and honesty. The coun
try is going the way of the profligate.
Appropriations have reached the max
imum, dishonesty stalks unrebuked
through the departments at Washing
ton. Honopt government, retrench
ment and reform, will be the watch
word as it is the promise of the party.
Democracy has not parted company
with the Declaration of Independence.
It reaffirms the doctrines of that im
mortal document in relation to the Fili
pinos, and the party of human rights
declares itself ready to do for the Phil
ippines what we have done for Cuba.
All honor to it for this glorious proof
that the old spirit of devotion to free
dom for freedom's sake still lives in the
Democracy stands for an immediate
but rational and conservative revision
of the tariff. It rightly charges the ex
isting system with fostering and main
taining the trusts. It rightly demands
that it be reformed and amended. It
rightly says that this work cannot be
intrusted to the ••friends of its abuses."
It fixes the amount of revenue to be
collected as the amount necessary for
the needs of the government econom
ically administered according to true
American ideas of simplicity. That
revenue can be raised without bribing
monopoly, and the tariff can and will
be reduced by Democratic hands with
out the impairment of national indus
Democracy is the implacable enemy
of the trusts. The platform demands
their prosecution with all the power
ftt the governmeafs command. It calls
for such additional legislation as may
be necessary. And it promises to ap-
ply immediately the obvious remedy of
excluding from interstate traffic such
commodities as are controlled by in
dustrial combinations in restraint of
trade. These declarations have no un
certain sound in the ears of a people
bowed down under burdens and wasted
with remorseless exactions.
Democracy protests against executive
usurpation. There is no more stirring
passage In the platform than that
which cites the president before the
bar of public opinion for his offenses.
He has disregarded law and placed
himself above it. He has broken trea
ties, he has made laws by a stroke of
the pen, he has made himself the^ ar
biter of a nation's destiny. Were he
the wisest and best man who ever trod
the earth, he should suffer rebuke; for
this is the way of the republic's down
fall. Democracy will not cease to rep
resent government by the law and the
There will be much comment, as
there was much debate in committee,
upon the total omission of all reference
to the financial question. We think it
signally wise and satisfactory. Silence
here is more eloquent than words. It
means that this issue has passed out
of the range of practical affairs. It
is infinitely more direct, more honest,
more admirable than some miserable
platitude which' should attempt to sat
isfy all opinions. It is far better than
any financial plank laid before the
committee. The platform deals with
none of the other issues that events
have settled and passed by; why should
it rake up old differences of opinion
about this? Most sincerely and utter
ly do we commend the wisdom of the
convention in .this particular, and con
gratulate the united Democracy; where
no man or faction can raise the cry of
triumph, and none need face the stig
ma of defeat.
On many minor issues the platform
touches, always surely, sensibly, wise
ly. There are no mistakes and no
equivocations in it. It is Democratic
from the first word to the last, and it
will be accepted by Democrats
throughout the country with the
unanimity and enthusiasm that greet
ed it- in convention. To every article
of this splendid creed every' Democrat
may"gQbscribe -with*lia ppy earnestness,
and with this pledge of-our belief and
our purpose we may-appeal in confi-
deuce to the suffrages of a people who
will read in it a full expression of the
American spirit at its finest and its
Senator Bailey is by way of- going
the limit. "It takes some manhood to
lay down the chairmanship of a na
tional convention for a friend.
UNWORTHX PF THE NATION
The regular<oews report from the St.
Louis convention contained the follow
ing significant sentence descriptive of
the scene on the second day's session:
"Without pausing in their enthusiasm,
the great throng of men and women
shouting the name of Bryan switched
to Parker, as if their only ambition was
to cheer and make a great noise." Of
course it was. That was what they
were there for. They sought the mo
mentary sensation of helping to raise
pandemonium, and enjoyed the excite
ment that comes from boing one of a
great howling mob. At the moment
they .had probably lost sight of the
claims of Parker and Bryan and every
other candidate. They were simply in
sane with noise and their share in cre
ating noise, and were no longer in any
cense responsible beings.
These are the conditions which our
present system of holding national con
ventions invites. The Globe has
denounced them over and over again,
and will continue to do so until we get
back to sanity and deliberation. As
long as ten thousand or twenty thou
sand people are admitted "to a great
auditorium as spectators of a national
convention, this bedlam will continue
to exist. There is no genuine enthusi
asm about it. The seats are always
packed by those who have control of
admission privileges. Sometimes friends
of one candidate get the seats and
sometimes those of another, but usually
they are divided. Instructions to ticket
holders, as a condition of admission,
are to yell at the proper signal for all
they are worth. It is all forced and
mechanical. After a while in the elec
tric atmosphere of excited humanity,
all the spectators yell all the time for
anybody and everybody.
The time has gone by when this prac
tice could have the slightest practical
effect. .You can stampede one or two j
conventions, but you cannot keep it up.
Political managers soon learn their
lesson, which Is to send to conventions
delegates so old and wary in the busi
ness that they -are sure to keep their
heads, or so tightly tied up by instruc
tions that they cannot vary an inch
from the line. Thus all this racket is
pointless. It cannot carry theconven-'
tion off -its feef, for it is expected, un
derstood and discounted. It is merely
a weariness to those who actually want
to get through with the business and a
disgrace to reasoning people.
We hope to see the day soon come
when national conventions will be held
as they ought to be, in halls capable of
seating not more- than 50§ persons in
excess of the delegates, these extra
seats being assigned solely to repre
sentatives of the press.. .The exclusion
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SATUBDAY, JULY 9, 1904
of the public from these deliberations
will restore to national conventions a
dignity and soberness sorely impaired
by their present conversion Into a sort
of cross between a circus and a mob.
It is also noticeable that the planks
fixed up by the Republican press have
not yet been incorporated in the Demo
DOLLAR WHEAT: A THREAT
There is some little cause for alarm
in the fact that a few cars of wheat
sold for a dollar a bushel in Minneapo
lis yesterday. The sharp advance in
price to the dollar mark was brought
about by actual untoward conditions in
the wheat fields —the bulls not being at
all responsible for the state of the
Since the situation was discussed
in these columns a few weeks ago a
decided change in the crop prospect
has taken place. It is not that a dis
aster impends, but the weatherly con
ditions have been extremely bad over
a large area of country during the past
two weeks. During ten days the fields
in some sections of Minnesota have
been awash. In the southern part of
the state the fields are drenched today.
There has been altogether too much
moisture and not nearly enough warm
Si-owing weather all over the North
vest. Reports from the Southwest in
dicate that the winter wheat crop is in
a bad state. These causes have con
spire*! to make buyers willing to pay
a higher price for actual grain, and
there is a general and marked tenden
cy upward hi the price for future de
So far as the spring wheat of the
Northwest is concerned, the situation
is certainly serious, but by no means
hopeless, a week of such weather as
to prevent any growth at this juncture
is a serious matter, and that is what
the crop of the Northwest is suffering
from. There has been actually no
growth during the past ten days. If
the same state of affairs should obtain
for ten days more there would be
ground for apprehension.
But much may happen in ten days.
A week of good July weather will
bring on a banner crop in the North
west, even though it be a bit delayed.
It will take more than the sale of a
few cars of wheat in Minneapolis at
the high price of a dollar a bushel to
inspire the Northwest farmer or busi
ness man with a sense of impending
At this writing it looks as though
our old friend the rumor that Port Ar
thur has fallen would be given first
page honors in the afternoon papers
again about next Monday.
GIVE US THE PROOF
The exposure by The Globe of the
hypocrisy of the Republican platfoip.
with reference to the eight-hour day
has attracted wide and favorable at
tention. We are in receipt of many let
ters of congratulation on this matter,
and a large number of individuals have
personally expressed their satisfaction
at having the mask of insincerity torn
off. That the Republicans themselves
are not a little alarmed at their plight
in this matter is manifest from an ut
terance of a morning contemporary,
which calls this eight-hour resolution
"a bit of mistaken demagogy," and
says: "It is needless to say that the
Republicans of Minnesota are yery few
of them in favor of such an extension
of the eight-hour principle."
This is all very well, but circum
stances lend weight to the suspicion
that the contemporary in question
would not be accepted by Republicans
everywhere as an authoritative inter
preter of the platform. Indeed, it is
already in opposition to the expressed
view of Congressman Bede, and we
have not heard of any recantation on
his part. The question is, what does
the eight-hour plank in the Repub
lican platform mean? Does it mean
that the eight-hour day should be es
tablished in works controlled by the
national or state government, such as
the public departments, navy yards
and establishments of the kind; or does
it mean, as the bill before congress
provides, that the eight-hour day must
be forced upon private employers of
labor in private establishments as a
condition of their doing work for the
government at all?
The Globe calls for further light
on the subject. At least half the Re
publican party is in the same attitTWe.
It wants to know, when it votes for the
state candidates on the state platform,
whether it is voting for one interpreta
tion of this eight-hour plank or the
other. The employer demands an ex
planation, and so does the working
man. Since the convention that framed
and deliberately chose this disgraceful
straddle as a way out of its dilemma
has disbanded, and since no individual
and no newspaper would probably be
accepted as a final authority on the
question, let us hear from all the can
didates for office what they have to say
What does Senator Clapp understand
this plank in the Republican platform
to mean, and how do the gentlemen who
are running for congress in the sev
eral districts interpret it? We call for
an expression of opinion givmg more
light on the subject. If the Republican
party does not wish the worst con
struction placed upon its action, unless
it would' be branded as a cheat and a
hypocrite, the answer to this demand
will be forthcoming.
Contemporary Comment T
Don't Let Anything Get Away
Agricultural reports indicate that the
grape crop this ye&r- will be the larg
est in the country's history. Now
step up. Gen. Grosvenor, and claim
credit for the Republican party for
placing appendicitis within the reach
of the humbles*.-4 Washington Post.
And They Wont Fail to Work
Mr. Bryan will find, perhaps, that
suitable arrangements have been made
to apply the airbrakes promptly to
anything that" lobis like a Populistic
stampede at St. Louis this week.—Chi
Especially in St. Louis
It is regrettable that the gas bag of
Santos-Dumont's airship should have
been cut to pieces, but he ought to
have known it might be mistaken for
a presidential boom.—Philadelphia
Aiming the Weapon at Himself
"Get together, stay . together and
shoot a solid shot," is the advice of
Senator Daniel to Democrats. Mr.
Bryan is shooting hard enough, but is
firing in the wrong direction.—Balti
Not Overlooking Anything
Bryan's Republican rival for a seat in
the senate from Nebraska is also a can
didate for the lower house of congress.
This is what you might call breaking
into politics.—^Detroit Tribune.
The Water Wagon Is Lonely
Gen. Miles says that, after all, there
are other things besides prohibition.
Right, general, and as the governor of
North Carolina said. "Well, here's
how!"— New York Herald.
Had Probably Heard of Him
On one point the gentlemanly ban
dits of the effete East ivere wise. They
knew enough to- keep their hands off
Dr. John Alexander Dowie. —Chicago
Journal. rj - . "
And the Full-Rigged Desk
Paul Morton' ,\vjll never know how
ignorant of n^vai, affairs he really is
until he runs up again Capt. Crownin
Did Not Make War Any Easier
The czar is at a.loss to discover how
the formation of The' Hague tribunal
has been Of afty special advantage to
That Is the Great Trouble
The American people do not consider
that it is sobmttcli the question of
standing Pat as standing Teddy.—
Sees Teddy First
George B. Cortelyou may talk all he
pleases about his being the chairman,
but he'll have to set? Teddy.—Florida
That Will Help Some
Anyhow, Candidate Roosevelt is
pretty certain of tfie solid vote of
Zion Citjf and the Mormons.—Atlanta
Can't Blame It on Condition
Meanwhile, Teddy is in the back
yard, playing tennis daily and getting
himself down to fighting Weight.—Bos
Among the Hoosier Democrats
It will not escape Itemocratic ob
servation that there is plenty of en
thusiasm in. t lndiaaa.—St.. Louis Globe-
The Most Unkindest Cut
Mr. Fairbanks doesn't part his hair
in the middle, but he might-if he <;ould.
Merchants—J. C. Bennett and wife,
Stillwater; C. A. Bird, Ellsworth; N. H.
Ingersoll, Brainerd; H. A. Withee ana
wife. La Crosse; Sam J. Williams, Hay
ward, Wis.; H. J. Boyd, Alexandria; A. D.
Stewart, Redwood Falls; A. B. Gottsehalk.
Seattle; L. H. Bailey, Bemidji; G. W.
Dames and wife, Tacoma; A. R. Pfau Jr..
Mankato; Howard Latimer. Sumner, Iowa;
Dan Hyland, Beaudette.
Ryan—F. Wieben Hough ton. Mich.;
E. L. Lamold.arid wife. Porto Rico; \V.
A. Straight. SiyujfiFalls; W. A. Baumann.
Winona; George H. Mueller. Albert Lea;
Joseph Caldwell. Su Louis; H. A. Beau
deau and wife Fargo; John T. Brady and
wife. Peoffa; F. A? Barton and wife. Fort
Yellowstone. Mont.; Ben E. Lapeyrc,
Great Falls, Mont,.,
Windsor—J. O'Donnell. Superior; C. P.
Shepard, Marshall; T. T. Comstock, Ken
yon; L. L. Ober, Chatfield; Elling Opsal.
Canton, S. D.; 'P. E. Carpenter. Cedar
Rapids. Iowa: A. J. Anderson. Morton; W.
E. Polleyp, La Crosse; C. A. Young.
Tracy; A. R.: K**ne, Oshkosh. Wis.; F.
W. Henry and^wlfe, Winnipeg.
WASHINGTON. D. C, July B.—Fore
For Minnesota—Showers Saturday,
cooler in west-^p'wtion; Sunday fair; light
to fresh south winds.
Upper Michigan ami Wisconsin —Show-
ers Saturday and Sunday; light variable
—Fair in west, showers in east por
tion Saturday; Sunday fair.
North and South Dakota —Showers,
cooler Saturday; Sunday fair. - .
Montana—Fair • Saturday, except show
ers and cooler in the south portion; Sun
day fair and warmer. . . -:?--';-;•
i St. Paul — Yesterday's observations,
taken by the United States weather bu
reau, St. Paul. W. E. Oliver, observer, for
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock
last —Barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation. Highest tempera
ture, 67: lowest temperature, 59; average
temperature, 64; : daily range, 6; barom
eter, 29.95; humidity, .82; precipitation,
1.93; 7 p. m. temperature, 67; 7 p. m.
wind, north; weather, - cloudy.. .
; :•. . *BpmHighl>... .-.-. *BpmHigh
Alpena .. ••'.. .'-66 68|Jacksoriville i .'.78 88
Battleford ....72 74j Los Angeles ..70 76
Bismarck ;. .\76^ 7S|Marquette ... 50 60
Buffalo . ......78 ?- 82(Memphis ...... 84 86
Boston ....... 73 ■ 78!MHwaukee ... 60 • 72
Chicago 76 78|Minnedosa ... 76 80
Cincinnati ...78 881 New Orleans..B2 86
Cleveland ... 80. .80 New York 72 76
Denver ...... 82 86 Omaha ...... *76 78
Dcs Moines . .7? 78! Philadelphia . .72 74
Detroit M... 74 80 Pittsburg .... .80 -84
Duluth .... • • .'4B ?58 Qu'Appelle '../.72 84
Edmonton ...74 74(San Francisco. 56 56
Escanaba ....66 66 St. Louis .12 -82
Galveston ... .84-86jSalt Lake 82 84
Grand Rapid*;7o 78] San Antonio... 90
Green : Bay. ...64 .64 S. Ste. Marie.. 74
Hawe ..... .7&« 84|Washington .. .76 84
Helena ..•••- .66- 7615Vinnipeg ......74 . ..
Huron .......',..TV 74
i * Washington «tee/<7 p. m. St. Paul). :
I River ; Bulletlri— --: ''• ' '-• "^ ■ "
:; • paager. Gauge. Change in
,: " • Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
Bt Paul .:.....-.« 4.S 0.0
LaCrosse .:/,«.'>. r Vi^i 6.2 ' —0.1
Davenport ..,,....15 6.0 —0.1
St. Louis ....'v.3o .;!"*■ 20.7 'l .. „ —1.2
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The MississtarVi will remain stationary
or rise slightly In the vicinity of St. Paul
during the neit._,thirty-six hours.
EDINBURdftf. 0 Jiiljf B.—The University
of Edinburgh today conferred the degree
of doctor of law on Hannis Taylor, for
merly American minister to Spain and
later of counsel for the United States be
fore the Alaska boundary commission.
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T At St. Paul Theaters T
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"Catherine" will be the bill at the
Grand at the matinee today. For to
night's performance the George Faw
cett company will present "Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde." Both shows . have
proved good di awing cards the cur
Commencing tomorrow evening, and
playing the entire week, with the usual
matinees, Miss Percy Haswell and the
George Fawcett company will be seen
in Hall Caine's famous drama, "The
What the Editors Say
The late editorial excursionists at
the world's fair were almost overcome
with the great heat. It is claimed
that many of the "Northern barba
rians" of the party sought shelter un
der the shade of the Anheuser-Busch.
The next excursion is planned for the
northern wilds between Winnipeg and
Port Arthur, Canada, returning via
Duluth. all the way through the bush
—but alas! the aroma is balsamic, not
maltose.—Cass Lake Times.
What, Republican friends, do you
think of your national tariff plank as
it was adopted at Chicago? Here is
what a few of the potent leaders of
your party say: Gov. Cummins —It
justifies the lowa idea. Congress
man Grosvenor—lt is a standpat
plank. Chairman Payne—lt leaves the
question open. In other_ words it is
anything or nothing—a mere trap to
delude voters. — Freeborn County
The Minnesota Republican conven
tion has consumed several days in
pursuit of harmony, which seems to be
an elusive quantity in the political
gatherings of the Northwest this year.
Both the political party conventions of
Minnesota have wrought under police
protection and it may be necessary to
call out troops before the campaign is
ended. —Sioux Falls Press.
One of Minneapolis millionaire lum
bermen, T. H. Shevlin, says his suc
cess in life was due to his '"cheek."
His brother says it was done by for
geries and has brought suit to recover
his share of the Shevlin wealth. There
is another guess coming, and mention
might be made of the profits on state
and government pine.—Taylors Falls
The press of Minnesota has been in
dulging a campaign of mud slinging
and villifying which has been a dis
grace to the state and to the Repub
lican party. Some of these same pa
pers will be in a (ew. weeks begging
people to vote for the man they have
villified and traduced before the ■nomin
ation. —Grand Forks Evening Press.
A few Democrats have flopped to the
other side and are now good Republic
ans. That's where they belong and
the Democratic party is better off with
out them. We venture to say that
they professed to be Democrats, but
when they went to the polls they voted
fne Republican ticket.—The Moorhead
Hon. C. D. O'Brien, of St. Paul, was
the hero of the hour at the Democratic
convention in Duluth. He has a
strong hold on the members of his
party in this state and is liable to be
in evidence about the time a governor
is to be named at the next Democratic
convention. —Perham Enterprise.
A celebrated Japanese physician, Dr.
Tukushi, a graduate of Oxford, says
that the blood of goats is a certain an
tidote in cases of snake bites. A few
more cracks like that and Kentucky
will throw her sympathy to Russia.—
Richard T. O'Connor, of St. Paul, is
prominently mentioned as the next na
tional Democratic committeeman from
Minnesota. A better selection could not
be made.—Peiham Enterprise.
Among the Merrymakers
Across the Lirfe Fence
"I am looking for my cat. I haven't
seen him for several days, and I didn't
know but you ■ might have seen him over
in your yard."
"What sort of a cat is he?"
"Large and white, with a black stripe
down hi.s back. 1'
"Well, he's a pretty good fighter."
"You'll find him over there in the fence
corner, third plank north from the barn,
if you care to dig him up. Cool weather
for this time of year, isn't it?"— Chicago
Miss Gasaway—l think you were pres
ent when she remarked that I had a big
Miss Kute —Y<^3, and I took occasion to
set her right, .too.
Miss Gasaway—Did you. dear?
Miss Kute —Yes; I told her your mouth
v.-asn't really so big; it only seemed so
because you kept it open so constantly.—
Catholic Standard and Times.
The' Deadly Biscuit
Injured Wife—You coldly sneer at ray
biscuits and refuse to touch them! A»man
who loves his wife won't do that. And
it was only a year ago, Harold High
more, that you told me you would wil
lingly die for me!
Husband —I'm willing to die for you yet,
Amelia, but I don't^want to commit sui
cide. —Chicago Tribune.
"What makes you think Windyman's
wife is such a bright woman? She never
says anything particularly interesting."
"No, Taut she always manages to mo
nopolize the conversation so that he won't
have a chance to make a fool of him
self."—Detroit Free Press.
"Oh! how could you!'' explaimed the fair
maid, who had been kissed unexpectedly.
"It will afford me pleasure to show
you." calmly replied the audacious young
Whereupon he proceeded more slowly.—
Mrs. Goodbody—l hope you will excuse
my husband's intemperance at your party
The Hostess—My dear Mrs. Goodbody,
pray don't mention it; I told him to
make himself at home.—
Cholly—Before I had sat in the game
ten minutes I had lost $15; then my luck
began to change.
Cholly—Yes; and in the next two hours
I only lost $7.25, bah jovel—Judge.
"Mary." said the invalid to his wife,
when the doctor pronounced it a case of
scarlet fever, "if any of my creditors call,
tell .them that I am at last in a condition
to give them something:.'—London Tit-
Mrs. McFlimsey—Am I going to the j
ball? Why, I have practically nothing to
wear. What do you expect me to do?
Mr. McFlimsey—Wear it, of course.—
Dr. Kurenon —What's Blink's worst
Dr. Phil Graves —Won't,pay his doctor's
"Gadsby told me he stopped a week at
"And he told me he kept a-gomg every
minute." —Cleveland Plain Dealer-
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BOARD OF CONTROL
RUNS AGAINST SNAG
Mineral and Timber Reserva
tions Cloud Title to Lands
Wanted for Sanatorium
The board of control, acting for the
state, is encountering unexpected diffi
culty in securing titles to lands which
are being purchased for the site of the
proposed sanatorium for consumptive?
in Northern Minnesota.
Original owners of cut-over pine
lands, profiting by costly experience in
disposing of their lands without mak
ing reservation of mineral and pine
rights, are not disposed to give the
state a complete title to lands for
which the board of control has made
Several hundred acres of land will be
required to complete the original plan
of having a large wooded tract supple
mentary to the institute for the state's
tubercular patients, and while pur
chases have been made of a part of the
total area of land needed, there are
tracts upon which the unexpected con
tingency has arisen as to titles.
T. B. Walker Reserved Rights
Some of the land desired and for
which deals have been practically con
summated was owned by T. B. Walker,
the Minneapolis millionaire lumber
man, but had been sold for a merely
nominal sum to the men with whom
the board of control is now negotiat
ing. In deeds passing from Walker to
the present owners, reservations of
mineral and timber rights were with
held by Walker, and while the present
owners are willing to give their war
ranty deeds to the state, the title to
the land is clouded by the fact of the
existence of the mineral and timber
clauses in the Walker deeds.
"I sold one quarter section of land
for $1.50 an acre, which afterwards de
veloped into an iron property worth
over a million dollars," Walker is re
ported to have told a man who remon
strated with him for insisting on the
reservation clause in his deeds, and
for some years he has reserved mineral
and pine rights in the practically waste
lands sold to incoming settlers and
from whom the board of control must
Jacobson Tells of Difficulty
"It has been almost as much trouble
as the lands are worth." said Chairman
J- F. Jacobson yesterday in discussing
the new contingency arising in the
purchase of land for the sanatorium
grounds. "Walker has sold all his
lands with these reservation clauses
contained in the deeds, and the John S.
Pillsbury estate has; done the same
thing. We have been delayed for some
weeks, and have encountered deeds
from William R. Meniam, late director
of the census and a former governor of
Minnesota; one from Mrs. Charles F.
Kindred, wife of the Reading railroad
official, who was one of the figures in
the most sensational congressional con
test ever pulled Off in this state, and
there are other notable people who
have been interested in these lands.
We hope to obtain quitclaim deeds
from these former owners, and when
these are secured and warranty deeds
are had from the present owners, there
will be nothing the matter with the
state's absolute title to its purchases."
The board of control members had
expected to make a frip to Walker to
designate a site on the lands pur
chased for.the new sanatorium, but the
trip has been delayed by the unexpect
ed arising of the contingency as to
ELWESS MUST PAY
HIS PRINTING BILL
Agent for Printers Had No Right to
Accept Sewing Machine as Payment
That an agent who makes a sale for
his principal has no power, in the ab
sence of specific authorization, to make
an agreement with the customer off
setting the debt to the principal was
decided yesterday by Judge Finehout
in the civil branch of the municipal
court. The case was that of Brown,
Treacy & Sperry, printers, against W.
F. Elwess, sewing machine agent.
When Li. P. Cudworth, agent for the
printers, secured from Elwess, in May,
1903, an order for printing, Cudworth
ordered a sewing machine, which was
sent to his house. The machine was
afterwards returned as unsatisfactory.
When later the printer's bill of ?21 was
presented to Elwess he refused to pay
it. and sent as a n offset a bill for the
machine he had sold to the printers'
Judge Finehout gave judgment for
COURT ORDERS SINKS
TO RESTRAIN HIMSELF
Man Must Not Interfere With Wife
While Waiting for Divorce Suit
An order restraining George W.
Sinks from interfering with his wife,
Elizabeth Sinks, their children or ncr
boarders, at her home, 92 Park place,
was issued yesterday by Judge Jag
gard, of the district court. The wife
is now suing for a divorce.
Affidavits signed by Mrs. Sinks and
others declared that her husband visit
ed her home June 29, tore bedclothes
from the beds, drove boarders out of
the house, struck her when she re
fused to let him have a purse, r.nd
knocked down their young son when
he sought to protect his mother.
File Deeds Transferring Lots
Deeds were filed yesterday by Mich
ael Doran transferring to James Doran
various lots in Summit Park, Desnoyer
Park, Bergholz'e and Davern's addi
tions. The total consideration named
was $21,500. A deed from T. W.
Thompson, guardian, conveyed to L.
P. Ordway, for $12,800, the lots at Fifth
and Rosabel streets, where Crane &
Ordway are erecting a new store build
Concert at Como Tonight
The Minnesota State band will play
the following programme at Como park
March—"Jolly Students" .. .Zickel
Overture—"Poet: and : Peasant"..... Suppe
Grand Selection —"Lucretia Borgia"—
- . .-■ - ./.,...•■; Donizetti
Incidental Soli for-' Clarionet, .Cornet
. : ■■■' - and Baritone.
Waltz—"Dream on the>Ocean",. r.Gungl
: Intermission — -.-.--"'..■ -.-."• •"'-> - "■
Excerpts t from Z "The • Serenade". .Herbert
Paraphrase—"Home ' Sweet Home"..Nehl
Moorish Intermezzo — ...... Arnold
Medley—"Old Hiis'L'il. '■;.:;.?.... . Schmidt
LIMIT TO DAMAGES
CAUSED BY CATTLE
Supreme Court Says They Are
Such as Were Committed at
Time of Trespass
The state supreme court yesterday
passed on the question of whether or
not, under the law in this state cover
ing damages by trespass by cattle
damages can be collected for trespass
at a time prior to the one at which
the animals are taken up as estrays.
The point came up in the ,case of
John W. Fleetham vs. Dennis Therres.
Hennepin county farmers, and the
judgment from which the appeal was
taken was for $1.40 in favor of Therre*
The. supreme court, by Justice Brown
sustains the lower court in the sylla
bus, which says:
Jo£, W- Fleetham; appellant, vs. Dennis
1 herres, respondent..
1. The damages to which a land owner
is entitled in proceedings under chapter
19. General Statutes 1894, for animals
taken up by him as estrays, are limited
to such as were committed by the ani
mate at the time of and immediately nre
ceeding the trespass for which they were
2. _At the time the cows in question
were distrained by plaintiff, defendant
tendered him the sum of $5 to cover th,.
damages sustained. Plaintiff refused to
accept the tender .and thereafter retailed
the cows in his possession for two days
It is hold that his retention of the cows
after the tender was wrongful, and plain
tiff was under legal duty to exercise rea
sonable effort, not only to take proper
cace of the. cows, but to dispose of the
milk received from them and account for
the proceeds to defendant. .
3. Whether the distrainor in such case
would be required to make such ef
tort, if his retention of the cows was not
Other cases in which decisions were
handed down yesterday were:
In the matter of the estate of Maria
Ryan, deceased, Michael T. Ryan ad
ministrator of said estate, appellant, vs
Catherine E. Williams..as guardian of
Agnes and Maria Ryan, respondent
Order affirmed. —Douglas. J.
William J. McKcr.ua. appellant vs Chi
cago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway
< 'ompany. respondent.
Order affirmed. —Brown. J.
Katherine Eggensperger, respondent, vs.
John G. Lanpher, appellant.
Order affirmed. —Brown J
MAYOR SIGNS HOTEL
Steerers for Chop Houses Must Work
in Front of Their Doors
Mayor Smith yesterday signed a
modified form of the ordinance licens
ing and regulating hotel runners, and
vetoed the first measure of the same
kind that was passed by the council.
The measure approved provides that
the runners shall only solicit in front
of their property or place of business,
while the one vetoed allowed the run
ners to go within thirty feet of the en
trance to the union depot. The ordi
nance disapproved was held by the
mayor while the other was being put
through the council.
WOMAN GETS ALIMONY
BUT MAY LOSE SON
Father Will Secure Child if Court Is
Satisfied With Boy's Surroundings
Temporary alimony of $8 a \\ppl< was
awarded yesterday by Judge Jaggard
to Mrs. Carrie Gilb^i tson, who is suing
Andrew Gilbertson in the district court
for a limited separation. She also ob
tained $25 as counsel fees ami the same
amount as*suit money.
No decision was announced as to the
future custody of the couple's child,
ten years old. While he was seated
yesterday in his father's lap the boy
did not appear to welcome the caresses
of his mother. The court intimated
that the child would probably be in
trusted to his father; it would be no;-
--essa^y, however, that assurance be
given as to the nature of the boy's fu
ARE DENIED DAMAGES
Corning Avenue Residents Will Not Be
Paid for Land Condemned
No damages will be allowed the
property owners near Corning avenue
to compensate them for the loss of a
driveway as the result of the Omaha
road's condemnation of a fourtean-foot
alley 1,500 feet long. The commission
ers appointed to condemn lands for
the railway's East St. Paul extrusion
and Hazel Park yards decided yester
day that the use of the alleyway had
simply been appropriated by the lot
owners, and that they had no rights
to it as a thoroughfare. Nevertheless,
the railway will make good to' the
claimants the cost of moving their
BOARD OF CONTROL
APPOINTS B. F. CARTER
St. Cloud Man Is Named as Purchasing
Agent of University
B. F. Carter, of St. Cloud, has been
appointed by the state board of con
trol as purchasing agent at the state
university, and has entered on his new
duties. Carter succeeds George H.
Hayes, who left the service of the
board of control to assume a confiden
tial position with Vie* President Good
rich, of the Twin City Rapid Transit
WOMAN ON WHEEL
COLLIDES WITH AUTO
Machines Meet at Eighth and Minne
sota Streets —Owners Escape Injury
F. B. Chapman. 436 Wabashn. in an
automobile, and Mrs. A. Sandberg. <»10
Edgerton street, or. a bicycle, collided
last evening at the corner of Eighth
and Minnesota. Mrs. Sandberg was
thrown to the pavement and severely
bruised, but was able to go home